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BA CVC lecturer Mary Ann Bolger to speak at symposium at the University of Brighton, on Friday 7 October 2016.

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BA Contemporary Visual Culture lecturer Mary Ann Bolger will speak at the forthcoming symposium at the University of Brighton, ‘Facing the World Differently? Seventy years on from the Britain Can Make It Exhibition’ on Friday 7 October 2016.
The symposium sets out to consider the impact and legacy of the 1946 exhibition, Britain Can Make It, held at London’s Victoria & Albert Museum. The exhibition reflected a desire to reaffirm Britain’s global position in design and manufacturing after World War Two. Mary Ann’s paper will contribute to the debate about the implications of imperial models of design practice, education, exhibition and professional organization, focusing on the situation in the self-consciously modernising Ireland of the 1950s and 1960s. Her paper examines how design was mobilized in an attempt to make the state ‘legible’: coherent, comprehensible and ordered.

The keynote speakers are Professor Jonathan Woodham and Dr Paddy Maguire. For more details and to book ticke…

BA CVC Lecturer, Dr Tim Stott, to chair panel of speakers at the Society of Literature, Science and the Arts 30th Annual Meeting Atlanta, Georgia, 4 November 2016

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Tim's panel is called Weird Systems and will examine the weirder aspects of cybernetics in post-war artistic and literary culture.
 The panel will consider what we might still learn from those occasions where systems become weird. The panel, chaired by Dr Tim Stott (Dublin Institute of Technology), will include the following papers:
Professor Bruce Clarke (Texas Tech University), ‘Cosmic Weirdness in John Lilly’s The Scientist: A Novel Autobiography’, Professor Philip Thurtle (University of Washington), ‘William Bateson’s Waves of Living Flesh’,
Dr Francis Halsall (National College of Art and Design, Dublin & University of the Free State, Bloemfontein), ‘Occult Systems: ‘Thinking the Absolute’ in Luhmanns’s Systems Theory’.

INDUCTION WEEK, SEPTEMBER 2016

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INDUCTION WEEK, SEPTEMBER 2016:

First Year students visit the Francis Bacon Studio at Dublin City Gallery: The Hugh Lane, as part of Induction Week, 2016

BA Contemporary Visual Culture Lecturer, EL Putnam, performing at Culture Night, Carlow,16 September 2016

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BA Contemporary Visual Culture Lecturer, Dr EL Putnam, is performing at Culture Night, Carlow on16 September 2016,as part of Culture Night at Carlow College for the relaunch of the Carlow Art Collection 

She will also be performing on: 30 September at "Room" in Arbour Hill, organized by Angela McDonagh and 3 November  at "Stance" in Pollen Studios, Belfast, organized by Justine McDonnell and Rachel Rankin
She has just published "Dynamic Instability: An Interview with Amanda Coogan" in ARTPULSE Magazine, no. 26. Click here for article: ARTPULSE magazine, Interview with Amanda Coogan

BA CVC lecturer, Connell Vaughan has recently published two chapters in books, 2016 & 2017

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BA CVC lecturer, Dr Connell Vaughan has just published two chapters in books:


“Instrumentalising Education: Critical Theory as an Introduction to the Canon of Core ‎Texts” in Back to the Core: Rethinking the Core Texts in Liberal Arts and Sciences Education in Europe. Edited by ‎Emma Cohen de Lara and Hanke Drop. Delaware: Vernon Press. (Forthcoming, ‎January 2017). Click here for further details: 
Back to the Core, Vernon Press, 2017



"Contemporary Curatorial Practice and the Politics of Public Space" in Radical Space:Exploring Politics & Practice. Edited by Fay(FAe) Brauer, Maggie Humm and Debra Benita Shaw. London: Rowman & Littlefield International Limited (April 2016), pp.21-38. Click here for further details: Radical Space, Rowman and Littlefield Int Ltd

BA CVC Lecturer Tim Stott to present paper at CAA conference New York, 2017

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Dr Tim Stott will present a paper at the 2017 annual College Art Association conference in New York. His paper, part of the panel Playing Art History/Gaming the Museum is titled Playing with Loose Parts: The Design 12 Course and Pre-Digital Interactive Environments. It investigates historical connections between art, play and interactivity through a study of the Design 12 course established by British sculptor Simon Nicholson in 1966, and will consider what current attempts by arts institutions to build interactive game environments still might learn from the pre-digital ludic strategies proposed by Design 12 and those environmental designers who have followed its example.

Information on the CAA here: College Art Association

BA CVC graduate to present at Conference of the Historical Dialogues, Justice and Memory Network, Amsterdam December 2016

BA CVC graduate, Siobhán Doyle, to present research paper at Sixth Annual Conference of the Historical Dialogues, Justice and Memory Network a NIOD Institute for War, Holocaust, and Genocide Studies, Amsterdam, December 2016. Information on the conference here: Historical Dialogues, Justice and Memory Network
Siobhán's paper title is '1916 Easter Rising and the Challenges of Commemoration in Ireland' and will reflect on how Ireland's ambitious centenary commemorations have produced a broadening of frameworks and a reconceptualization of historical narratives and commemorative practices to affectively deal with the pluralist history of political events in Ireland.
Siobhán is on a PhD Scholarship at GradCAM and the Dublin School of Creative Arts.

BA CVC Graduate publishes chapter in book, Grave Matters, Four Courts Press, August 2016

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BA Contemporary Visual Culture Graduate, Siobhán Doyle, publishes chapter in book, Grave Matters, published by Four Courts Press, 2016.
Siobhán's chapter is called: Funerary Traditions and Commemorative practices in Glasnevin Cemetery and Museum". Her essay on the work of Glasnevin Cemetery Museum sets out the complexity of accommodating mourners and tourists within the same space in Ireland’s ‘national’ burial ground.
Grave Matters arose from a one-day symposium arranged by the Dublin City Research Network and supported by Glasnevin Trust and Trinity College Dublin in April 2014. Papers presented at the symposium dealt with a broad range of topics including funerary customs, post-mortem photography, memorial cards and the death penalty. The success of the conference resulted in this collection of 14 essays published by Four Courts Press, and launched in August 2016. 
Grave Matters - Death and dying in Dublin, 1500 to the present ed.Lisa Marie Griffith & Ciarán Wallace, Four…

BA CVC Lecturer Mary Ann Bolger to contribute to Making Memory Conference at the National Gallery of Ireland, October 2016

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Mary Ann Bolger will be speaking at the conference Making Memory: material and visual culture of commemoration in Ireland since 1800 at the National Gallery of Ireland and NCAD, 13-15 October, 2016. Mary Ann's paper looks at lettering in commemoration and considers, among other things, the problem of spelling mistakes in carved inscriptions...
Full details of the conference are available at: https://makingmemoryconference.wordpress.com
A brief summary appears below:

This is a cross-disciplinary conference on visual and material cultures of commemoration in Ireland since c.1800. Speakers will address how objects, images, spaces and material practices have worked and been understood to create and maintain memory in Ireland from c.1800 to the present day. By  encompassing public and private modes of remembrance, the conference aims to enhance our understanding of how the past is encountered and used in a number of registers including the monumental, critical, emotional and affective.…

BA CVC Lecturer, Niamh Ann Kelly presents at University of Maynooth conference on Visual Culture of the Famine

Lecturer DrNiamh Ann Kelly presented paper, The Otherness of History: “Looking Away”& Visual Culture of the Famine at the conference, The Great Famine and its Impacts: Visual and Material Culture, held at Maynooth University 14-16 March 2016. The conference was funded by the Netherlandish Organization of Scientific Research, NWO and Maynooth University and co-organized by the International Network of Irish Famine Studies, Radboud University Nijmegen. Information on the INIFS here: Radboud University, International Network of Irish Famine Studies